On 7 October 2011 judgment was finally delivered for the nine men accused of murdering Zoliswa Nkonyana more than five years ago. Four were found guilty, while the other five were released. The case has been characterized by various failures of the criminal justice system in an area overburdened by crime. Proceedings have been postponed more than forty times, suspects have escaped, evidence has been collected improperly, investigations were bungled, and the cases against most of the accused have been dismissed for lack of evidence.
STATEMENT RELEASED BY THE TREATMENT ACTION CAMPAIGN (TAC), SOCIAL JUSTICE COALITION (SJC) & TRIANGLE PROJECT